Cuterebrid myiasis (diptera: Oestridae) in captive ring-tailed lemurs (lemur catta) at a South Carolina Zoo

Holly C. Tuten, Heather C. Miller, Angela E. Ellis

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Abstract

In September 2008, two ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), comprising a motherdaughter pair, at the Greenville Zoo, Greenville, South Carolina, USA, were diagnosed with cuterebrid myiasis (Diptera: Oestridae) subsequent to sudden death of the adult lemur. On necropsy, a single bot warble was discovered in the subcutis of the axillary region. Histopathology revealed a severe eosinophilic bronchopneumonia. The juvenile lemur was inspected and found to have warbles on three separate dates in late September. One representative bot fly larva was identified as a Cuterebra sp. that normally infests lagomorphs in the southeastern United States. Cuterebrid myiasis is rarely reported in lemurs and has not been previously associated with pneumonia or death in these animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)504-507
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

Keywords

  • bot fly
  • Cuterebra sp.
  • Lemur catta
  • myiasis
  • pneumonia
  • ring-tailed lemur

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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